Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Composed of an Entire Room of Objects

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
French artist Bernard Pras's latest installation is a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate. It is anamorphic, meaning it is an illusion that can only be viewed from a specific vantage point. Pras used clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects to fill the entire room and the portrait is only clearly visible through the lens of his camera.

Incredible Wood Carvings by Sculptors Aron Demetz and Shan Hur

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
A collaboration between Italian sculptor Aron Demetz and Korean sculptor Shan Hur has produced a fascinating series of pieces entitled, The Tainted. The two artists were able to explore the human figure and by contrasting both smoothly and harsh surfaces with incredible skill.

Straw Mammoth in Shadoshima, Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Musashino Art University on Shodashima, one of the five islands in Japan, celebrated the Triennial Setouchi Art Festival be constructing a mammoth entirely from rice straw donated by local farmers. Displayed in 2012, the straw art is one of the most popular parts of the festival where artists and local residents collaborate on large-scale sculptures.

'Handheld,' disturbing skin sculptures by Jessica Harrison

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Edinburgh-based artist Jessica Harrison's collection of sculptures titled Handheld seem to be made out of real flesh, skin and hair. The sculptures are actually made by casting the palms and backs of her hands. The resulting sculptures are a collection slightly disturbing and creepy furniture that should be in a PETA anti-leather ad.  

Opening: Kenny Scharf "Kolors" @ Paul Kasmin, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
We are in NYC right now for the opening of Kenny Scharf's Kolors at Paul Kasmin Gallery, tonight April 4. (We haven't mentioned this yet, but Kenny's the cover artist for the new May 2013 issue). He wil unveil a new body of work plus a series of sculpture works.

Thrift Store Sculptures by Sayaka Ganz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Artist Sayaka Ganz creates her sculptures using thrift store plastics. Both her Japanese roots and the Japanese Shinto belief that ‘all objects and organisms have spirits’ heavily influence Sayaka. With those as her starting point, she feels that art arise 'from the passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects.'

Tape to New Heights: The Work of Rebecca Ward

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
You learn a lot in this art world, and I was still under the assumption that using tape was not the most sturdy way to put together an installation. Brooklyn-based Rebecca Ward isn't afraid of a little tape, so much so that she is creating some fantastic installation and sculptural works with the material. Ward will open a new show, cow tipping (yep, that's the name), at London's Ronchini Gallery this April 12, 2013. Cow tipping.

Suspended Loop of Chairs by Marc Andre Robinson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Marc Andre Robinson salvaged over a dozen chairs and has presented them in a suspended loop for his sculptural installation titled Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves). Robinson often uses discarded furniture in his work, playing with the dialogue between art and artifact and transforming them into 'sculptural assemblages with complex and delicately balanced symbology.'

10,000 Balloon Installation by Jason Hackenworth

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
Titled Pisces, this sculpture from New York-based artist Jason Hackenworth is his interpretation fo the legend of Aphrodite and Eros and is installed at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The sculpture is made from 10,000 balloons, taking three people six days to blow up!  

Sculptures by Samuel Salcedo

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Spanish painter and sculptor Samuel Salcedo. Samuel has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and has exhibited at varius venus througout Spain. Speaking about his process the artist says, 'I invent during the process, so I don’t know what will happen at the end of the sculpture. I don’t always remember what I have done. Every time I stop, it’s something new.'  

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